Alibi V.25 No.33 • Aug 18-24, 2016 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 18

Isle of the Dead (Syfy 9pm) Strangers trapped on a secluded island struggle to survive against hordes of the dead. ... Did I mention one of the survivors is Joey Lawrence? Go zombies!

Friday 19

“Fearless” (Netflix Streaming anytime) Netflix adds a docu-reality series about bull riders, which seems more like something you’d watch on CMT.

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Netflix streaming anytime) Electro house icon Steve Aoki is the subject of this music documentary. Did you know that his dad was a professional wrestler and started the Japanese restaurant chain Benihana? True story.

“Superstore” (KOB-4 9:30pm) NBC takes a brief break from Olympics coverage ... to present a special Olympics-themed episode of its retail sitcom “Superstore.”

Saturday 20

Boy in the Attic (Lifetime 6pm) A teen girl falls in love with a boy accused of murder who’s been hiding in the attic of her family’s new home. Aaaand here’s a perfect, fictionalized example why we should not have “Teen Choice Awards.”

“Rush Hour” (KRQE-13 7pm) The Rush Hour spin-off everybody forgot CBS was airing goes off the air with this first (and only) season finale.

Sunday 21

“Rio Olympics Closing Ceremonies” (KOB-4 7pm) Dare we hope for more hot, “walking all the way across the stadium” action from Gisele Bündchen?

J.L. Family Ranch (Hallmark Movie Channel 7pm) Jon Voight, Teri Polo, James Caan and Melanie Griffith star in this drama about a veteran rancher who faces federal bureaucracy when his old enemy falsifies documents and tries to swindle him out of his family’s land.

Monday 22

“Too Close to Home” (TLC 7pm) TLC’s first scripted series comes to us from ... wait for it ... writer-director-producer Tyler Perry! It’s about a woman who retreats to her rural Alabama hometown after becoming embroiled in a scandal involving Washington D.C.’s elite crowd. I hope she has a sassy grandma.

“Cheer Squad” (Freeform 8pm) It’s a weekly docu-reality series, of course, about a competitive cheerleading squad. Honestly if you’re watching high school cheerleaders and you’re not a horny teenage boy, you should probably be on some kind of list.

Tuesday 23

“Better Late Than Never” (KOB-4 9pm) Aging celebrities Henry Winker, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman backpack through Asia with “comic and guide” Jeff Dye while eating regional food and checking out local traditions. This is actually an adaptation of the popular Korean series “Grandpas Over Flowers.” Totally didn’t make that up.

“Playhouse Masters” (TLC 8:02pm) We’ve had docu-reality shows about people who build pools, fish tanks and tree houses. Why not playhouses? Or doghouses? Or how about people who assemble IKEA furniture at home?

“You Can Do Better” (truTV 8:30pm) The jokers at truTV educate people in a series of real-life skills that are rarely taught in school. Tonight’s premiere is on drinking. Different types of bars, when to stop drinking at an office holiday party, how to make cocktails on a plane: That kind of stuff.

Wednesday 24

“Gomorrah” (Sundance 11pm) This imported Italian crime drama takes a look inside a brutal Neapolitan crime organization as seen through the eyes of the godfather’s obedient right-hand man.